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  • Address: Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, Brazil

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Teles Arch (Arco de Teles) Tours

Telles Arch, or Arco de Teles, is a colonial gateway and quasi time portal to 19th century Rio. Leading from open Praca Quinze to narrow Travessa do Comércio, the arch is a funnel from modern day Rio to the charm of its old town past. While arches were originally common in Rio, all have either succumbed to decay or have been replaced by modern development. Telles Arch is all that remains of the city’s colonial arches, and the pedestrian alleyway it frames today is lined with bars, restaurants and cafés that make you question if you’re still in Brazil or wandering down European cobbles. Stop in for happy hour after a day of touring the city’s historical district, and stay for an evening of revelry, merriment, and the arch illuminated at night. Though the arch itself only requires a couple of minutes for viewing, it’s the way the colonial past is fused with modern city charm that makes this a favorite photo op and stop when touring downtown.

Practical Info

While the area can be somewhat dangerous after dark, the bars and restaurants are generally considered safe for visiting travelers. Taxis are the preferred mode of transport after dark, though the square is also accessible by bus as well as the city metro.  

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Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio With Pickup and Drop-Off, Rio de Janeiro, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio With Pickup and Drop-Off

8-hour fully customized tour of Rio with a private local guide. Have private transportation at your disposal to take you to all the sites you want to see in ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $200.00
Rio Walking & Historical Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Custom Private Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 9

Rio Walking & Historical Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

The best way to really know the city you're visiting and feel like an actual local is by taking public transportation and walking through the streets to ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.99
Private Tour: Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa Tour, Rio de Janeiro, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 9

Private Tour: Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Enjoy a private, guided tour of Santa Teresa in Rio de Janeiro. See this great neighborhood accompanied by your guide and go on a trip to the past as you also ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00

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